Thursday, December 17, 2009
Now I finally have some time to spend with Hunter and get some things done at home. Christmas is just around the corner and my parents and my sister are coming to my house on Christmas Day! I'm so excited! This is going to be a great Christmas. :)
Keith is doing better. The staples were taken out of his belly on Monday. He was told to take things easy for the next week or two so that the incision doesn't open up. He decided to clean the garage yesterday and I think he did a little too much. We thought we had a catastrophe but I think it will be okay. So far so good! He needs to learn to listen to the doctor! :)
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I still feel yucky. I think most of my problem is stress and burn out. I feel like I give and give and give and then get nothing back. I don't mean from my family, but from my job. I love being a teacher, and I love my class, but there is too much pressure on me. I do everything exactly like they ask me to everyday! I am always teaching, using every minute in class as though it is the last. I utilize every single piece of technology that has been graciously given to me. I teach the concepts exactly when the curriculum tells me to. I tutor ELL students after school. I do so many things that go above and beyond and still this is what I hear...."why haven't your benchmark scores gone up? "More tutoring after school" "You need more training on technology" oh and my favorite one, "we still can't give the teachers any raises next year!" I am currently working on my Master's Degree, but I'm still not going to get a raise. I'm beginning to think that none of this is worth it. I work my tail off for next to nothing and then....in the meantime, my son gets to spend all day at a babysitter.
Anyway, there is my rant for the day. Had to get it off of my chest. Thank goodness for breaks! Thanksgiving break has been a long time coming.
Oh and just so everyone knows..... This is a complaint about education in this state in general. Not my school or district. It's like this in every district. Teacher's are underappreciated. So today.....go out there and thank a teacher! Believe me...it will make their day!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Are lucky!! I would give anything to be able to stay home with my Hunter. It was such a wonderful break with Hunter. We played and spent all day together. Then Monday came and I had to take him back to the sitter and I think Hunter was upset. When we dropped him off he had this sad little look in his eyes that was almost unbearable. I just wanted to grab him back up and go home and cuddle. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job! I just wish that I could put my job on hold, have kids, and then go back to work when the last one starts Kindergarten. That would be my dream!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Anyway, on a brighter note..... we found a new babysitter and she is wonderful. It also helps that she is LDS. I believe that this was truly a blessing in disguise. Hunter's entire demeanor was different when we picked him up today. He was refreshed, energetic, and happy. He took a 3 hour nap, which helps tremendously! He came home and played with us and snuggled me for an hour! It was a wonderful evening tonight!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
What a crazy few weeks it has been. We started back to school on July 13th and decided that we would let Hunter go stay with Grandma and Grandpa Rogers for a whole week! It was really hard on us being without him. Honestly, we didn’t know what to do! Nothing felt normal. I know it was supposed to be a break for us, but I really hated it.
Grandma and Grandpa took Hunter up to Greer for the Cordes family reunion and so, Keith and I went up there to pick him up. While we were there, my Grandpa Hews (we call him papa) fell and broke his hip. They sent him to Tucson to have surgery. While at the hospital they discovered a blood clot in his lung and that he had some heart conditions. We were extremely worried about him for the surgery and the doctors were not exactly optimistic. The whole entire family was at the hospital for his surgery. Luckily, his surgery was successful and he did wonderful. He is now in a rehabilitation facility in Tucson and he is trying to get used to walking again. Mimi (my grandma) has been right there by his side the entire time. She is such a wonderful and strong woman. She is wonderful example to our whole family.
Monday, June 22, 2009
We just got back from a wonderful family overnight fishing trip. We took Lynn and Laura’s new pop-up trailer and headed out to the tanks to catch some catfish, bass, and anything else we could! I love going to the tanks on the reservation because the reservation has the most beautiful land. I also love the tanks because that is where Keith and I went on our first date. Now, Hunter’s very first camping trip was at the tanks. It’s a very special place to our family and I hope that we will go there every year!
We have been in Morenci for a few days and Hunter has had the time of his life. He has come to like Laura’s dog, Molly. Molly is extremely gentle,but also very old. She is deaf, but Hunter loves her. We also went down to see the goats and Hunter got to ride one. It was adorable. We have had an awesome time here visiting Grandma and Grandpa Rogers. Hunter and Molly
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
These last few days have been so much fun. My sister went to a conference and so Keith and I have been watching Taylor and Aiden. They are such awesome kids and I miss them terribly. They have been so good and have done a wonderful job playing with Hunter. When they first got here on Sunday night, Hunter would run up to Aiden and give him a hug. Then he would run up to Taylor and give him a kiss. What a precious moment. Aiden started calling him “Hunter Snuggles.” It’s so cute.
Yesterday we went swimming at Grandma’s house. The boys were ecstatic, because they LIVE in the pool when they go to Grandma’s. Hunter has a little floatie that looks like a crab and has a shade. He hung out in that all afternoon. I gave Aiden a swimming lesson and he learned to blow bubbles and put his face in the water. Taylor is a very strong swimmer, so I didn’t worry about him. I gave Taylor swimming lessons when he was about 7. We had a great time yesterday!
Here are a few pics of Hunter giving hugs….
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We are finally home from our trip to visit Tara, Mike and the boys. We are exhausted! We had a lot of fun. We got to go on a ride in the Rhino and have a picnic. We also got to see Aiden play in his T-ball game and Taylor in his baseball game. They are so awesome. Hunter had a good time, but he had his first big tumble this weekend. It scared me to death. We got a new camp trailer and Hunter learned how to open the door and he fell out. Luckily, he is okay. He does have some bruises on his back and he got a little scrape on his head. Now I make sure to dead bolt the door so that he can’t open it. We are glad to be home, even though we LOVE our new trailer and it’s very comfortable. I’ll just be more careful with the door next time.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We are getting ready to go on our first family trip for the summer! We just bought a 5th wheel, and we’re going to take it up to my sister’s and go hang out. It’s not going to be a HUGE trip, but it’s still going to be a vacation, which we all need. Mike and Tara and the boys will be taking their jeep and we will take our Rhino and we’re going to go play outside! I’ll take lots of pictures and update everyone as soon as we get back.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Keith started Prescott College a few weeks ago and I am so proud of him! He is almost done with school. Just a few more semesters to go. I am so glad that we made the decision to move back here and let Keith finish school. It was exactly what he needed to do. He is going to make a really wonderful teacher! I have also made the decision to got back to school and get my Master's Degree. I'm a little nervous, but I'm also very excited. I've always wanted to, but I needed a little break from school. Now just feels like the right time. I'm getting my degree in Educational Leadership along with my principalship. We'll see where this will take me!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I just wanted to share this video with everyone because it brings me joy every time I watch it! My little boy is growing up and he is so smart. He knows when I say it's time for bed, to go to his room. He knows when he finds something on the ground that is garbage, to go put it in the garbage. When I tell him to pick up his toys, he does! He also absolutely loves to read books. He will sit by himself and open a book and just turn each page, one by one, talking out loud, just like he is reading it! It's awesome. This video happens to be the first time he did a somersault. He is so adorable!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I have not been blogging as well as I should. My last blog was in March, so I guess I need to get it together! The good news is that there is only 5 weeks of school and then I can blog everyday for 6 weeks! I can't wait! Plus, we'll finally have time to visit Mimi and Papa, as well as Bob and Doris and Grandma Cordes. We haven't been up to Eagar in awhile, but I just haven't wanted to fight the cold and snow.
Hunter started walking and he is ALL OVER THE PLACE! I can barely catch him. He practically can run already. He loves to be outside. Sometimes we go for walks around the block and I let him walk the whole way. He is so active! He also has 2 more teeth, for a grand total of 8 teeth. He also can eat "normal" food now. We don't have to buy baby food anymore!!
Keith has been down in the back for the past week. He has been seeing a chiropractor and started spinal decompressions which have been helping him. He has been very busy with school and has to drive to Casa Grande every Saturday for his English class. He is going to be starting Prescott College in May and will be done with school by next May. That will be a relief for all of us!
I am doing good. I found out that I will be teaching 5th grade next year and I am so happy and relieved! That means I only will have 1 class and I will teach all subjects, which is what I am used to. This past year I have taught 6th grade Science to 6 different classes and it's been rough. That is alot of papers to grade and it takes an extremely organized person, which I will admit, I am not! So, 5th grade will be much better!
Well, we're all doing well, except for Keith's back, but it's healing. Hopefully, I'll get back to this blog sooner next time!
Monday, March 9, 2009
We have all learned a huge lesson from this. Accidents can happen to anyone! Always wear a helmet on the 4-wheeler. They were extremely lucky to not have any head injuries, but the next person this happens to might not be so lucky! We always need to be aware of our surroundings and what could happen.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Laura has 2 fractured vertebrae and 3 broken ribs. Lynn has 5 broken, free floating ribs. Laura was released yesterday, but Lynn has to stay at the hospital until his pain subsides. He can barely breath at all. They both have road rash from head to toe. Even though they are hurt pretty bad, we all just thank Heavenly Father that it wasn't worse. Please keep Lynn and Laura in your prayers.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Our garage was a mess. We have to fit the boat in, the Rhino, plus all the rest of our stuff. Keith decided he would build shelves to create more room. He built 1 side of the garage with double shelves and the other side has one long shelf. It makes SO MUCH room in our garage! We can actually fit in it!
Hunter and I just stayed inside and played. I cleaned the house and went grocery shopping. It was a pretty good weekend. I love just spending time with my little family! :)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
On Wednesday, Keith developed the nasty stomach flu also and had to stay home from work on Thursday. I had Hunter stay with my mom and dad on Friday because I couldn't miss work anymore. Now they both have it! I have not gotten it and I don't plan on getting it. I cannot take anymore days off of work this year! Even though I have only taken 3 days this entire year and I still have about 9 more days, I have a feeling I would be reprimanded for taking too many days. It's stupid, but that's the life of a teacher. Now it will be even worse, since the legislature just decided to make massive budget cuts in education. This has been an awful week!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Right now, all I know, is that I need to put my faith in Heavenly Father and pray that this is his will. I have faith that whatever happens, it is happening for a reason. I just pray that my family will be safe. I know that hard times are coming, but if we all have faith, we will get through these next four years.